The pandemic of 2020 and into 2021 has been referred to as 'The Great Reassessment' and "The Great Realignment".
So many of us have been prompted (forced?) to look deeply within ourselves and begin to evaluate our lives from a completely different perspective and it happened almost overnight. On the plus side, we have had opportunities to learn some very valuable things during this time that we very likely would not have done if the year had been more in line with what we've been accustomed to. Many of us began looking within ourselves rather than outside for joy, contentment and answers to our questions.
'THE NEW NORMAL' IS NOT STATIC.
It is now 2021 and the world is still in turmoil. Things will continue to evolve well after the pandemic ends, so the best each of us can do is to keep learning how to adapt and evolve.
What do you see in the image to the left?
This is a cropped but otherwise unaltered photograph of grounds remaining in a cup of espresso after the liquid was consumed.
Your perception is your personal insight and interpretation into what you are looking at and you cannot possibly be 'wrong'!
I see a horse, however, others have seen the profile of a man and more. Some didn't even see the horse until I pointed it out and I did not see the profile until someone pointed it out to me!
Want to see more of this kind of imagery? Go to the 'WHAT DO YOU SEE' page!
Elaine has been teaching at the college level for many years and her focus has always been on her students rather than an institution. As part of her role as an educator, she has often served as a mentor, motivator, guide and sometimes as a cheerleader and friend.
Her students have always come from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of lifestyles and experiences, including active duty military, returning students, young adults still in high school utilizing running start programs and people needing re-certification for work.
This new adventure is along the same lines; assisting people beyond the university environment in defining and achieving new goals and dreams.